Friday, 22 April 2011

Easter Bunny Hunt

Over 130 children and their parents visited the Galleywood Heritage Centre in the glorious spring weather to take part in the annual Easter Bunny hunt on Galleywood Common, staged by The Friends of Galleywood Heritage Centre on Good Friday. All entrants received an easter egg  and a puppet glove from Mrs Bunny, alias Mrs Val Villa. In additional a number of stalls, manned by the friends, such as make and take, colouring in pictures, toy and mugs, bric-a-brac, tombola, duck shoot, tea/coffee/fruit shoots and hot cross buns rounded of this very popular event.

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Greening Galleywood ~ placing wildlife in the heart of a parish~

The final report on the £25,000 lottery funded project launched in July 2006, which received wide support from Galleywood Parishioners, Galleywood Parish Council, Essex Wildlife Trust and the Essex Biodiversity Project, will be published  very shortly. A compressed PDF version of the printer's final proof is now available on-line, so no need to wait to find out what we planned to do and what we have achieved in the last four and a half years.
The archive files, PowerPoint presentations and images will be made available to view by prior arrangement at the Galleywood Heritage Centre, one of the major Key Sites chosen for this innovative community project to enhance wildlife habitats and provide 'green corridors' for populations of vertebrates, invertebrates, flora and fauna to migrate throughout the parish, despite the urban sprawl and steadily increasing density of the built environment.

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Children's Party Venue

Looking for local venue for your Child's Birthday Party? Ideal for Saturday and Sunday events, with ample parking and safe outdoor play areas. Kitchen available for self catering or hire your chosen  professional caterer. We can, by prior arrangement, accommodate small bouncy castles, children's entertainers and even full blown party experiences!

Great Baddow and Galleywood U3A visit Galleywood Heritage Centre.

Galleywood Heritage Centre welcomes visits by local U3A History Groups. The programme on Thursday 14th April included a short talk on the history of Galleywood Common and the establishment of the Centre, followed by a conducted tour of the Common, back for tea and home made cakes rounded off with a visit to the Heritage Room to view the exhibition and display of some of the collected local archives.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Booking Clerk at leisure

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John Lawton taking a well earned spot of leisure cycling following a hard day in the Office! Obviously has his sights set on an Olympic place on the BMX circuit.